I just installed postgresql 9.1 on my ubuntu server precise I installed postgres on an ubuntu workstation before and despite following the same steps (documented) nothing works.

When i do :

sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql start

There is no message at all, and there is no postgres process running. The /var/log/postgres/ folder exist but it's empty. How can i know what is wrong with my postgres?

EDIT : nothing relevant in var/log/messages

closed as too localized by mgorven, dunxd, mdpc, Khaled, Scott Pack Mar 16 '13 at 16:48

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    Is there anything in your other server logs, e.g. /var/log/messages that will give you a hint? – Jenny D Mar 7 '13 at 11:09
  • What's the output of pg_lsclusters? If it's empty, that would explain why the init script starts nothing without any error. – Daniel Vérité Mar 8 '13 at 20:08

I totally deleted and reinstalled postgres, half of postgres was missing. I only used apt-get i'm not sure why the installation failed. After a clean install it waorks perfectly.

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